Double Fantasy

John & Yoko
18 May 2018 to 3 November 2019
This exhibition has finished

Free entry

In a world first, the Museum of Liverpool hosted this ground-breaking exhibition telling John Lennon and Yoko Ono's story in their own words. The exhibition explored the personal and creative chemistry of this iconic couple and their ongoing Imagine Peace campaign.

Double Fantasy - John & Yoko celebrated the meeting of two of the world’s most creative artists who expressed their deep and powerful love for one another through their art, music and film. They used their fame and influence to campaign for peace and human rights across the world, transforming not only their own lives, but art, music and activism forever.

Featuring personal objects alongside art, music and film produced by both John and Yoko, the exhibition was drawn from Yoko’s own private collection, some of which had never been displayed before.

"I am so happy and grateful that we are having our Double Fantasy - John & Yoko show in Liverpool.

This is where John was born and I know John would be very happy too.

We were a very simple couple just loving each other every day and I just wanted to show the simple truth of us.

In our personal life we were pretty simple people, and we made all sorts of things with love for each other. Everything was made out of love. We found that we were both very strongly interested in world peace. I feel John and I are still working together. I always feel his warmth next to me." Yoko Ono Lennon

Taking a chronological journey, the exhibition started with two unique individuals - a leading figure in the avant-garde art world and a global rock 'n' roll star. From a tender first meeting at Indica Gallery in London, it was 18 months later that the album 'Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins' was issued. What followed was breathtaking in its rapidity and productivity until John's tragic and untimely death on 8 December 1980.

Through interviews, quotes and lyrics, the story of their personal and creative relationship along with their political activism and peace campaigning, was told in their own words for the very first time.

From the intimate to the iconic, the exhibition brought together unmissable objects and artworks. A rolling programme of the films that John and Yoko created, and music videos made under Yoko's supervision were shown. A music room, overlooking the Mersey with the couple's albums played for visitors, featured album cover art. 

This exhibition was made possible with the kind permission of Yoko Ono Lennon.

Lead image: Photo by Keith McMillan © Yoko Ono


Find out more about some of the themes and highlights within the exhibition with our curators.



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"After all is really said and done, The two of us are really one"
John Lennon
"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream we dream together is reality."
Yoko Ono

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